Head of Mathematics

Inspiring teaching, leading improvement and meeting students' needs are the key challenges for any teacher with responsibility for leading maths teaching and learning.  This sustained professional development course is suitable for any new or aspiring Head of Mathematics who wishes to reflect upon this demanding role and learn strategies to increase their own effectiveness.

Who is the course for?

The course is ideally suited to those who are in their first few years of being a Head of Mathematics, but many experienced Heads of Mathematics will also benefit from the opportunity to evaluate and reflect upon their practice.  Aspiring Heads of Mathematics will also find this course useful preparation for undertaking the role in future; reflecting upon the challenges involved will help them to become better candidates for a future post as well as preparing them to lead and manage a department effectively.


  • To evaluate your leadership style and its impact on teaching and learning in your department
  • To articulate your personal vision of effective mathematics teaching and learning
  • To employ effective leadership strategies to secure improvement in the teaching and learning of mathematics
  • To support you in embedding the principles of the course in practice, through structured interim tasks

Course Benefits

For the teacher

  • Learn useful strategies for leading a mathematics department
  • Improve personal effectiveness
  • Develop contacts with other professionals at the same career stage

For the school

  • Develop your staff to take on this important leadership role
  • Build capacity within your management team

Course Content

The course consists of three study days spread over a number of months where participants work together to learn about department leadership, effective approaches to management, and the means to influence and bring about improvement in the teaching and learning of mathematics.

Course Dates and Application

Applications for this course are currently closed. To register your interest for future courses, please contact the CPD administration team:

Telephone: 01225716494

Email: [email protected]

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Course fees

Fees for this course are £500.

Contact the CPD administration team:
Telephone: 01225 716494
[email protected]
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